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Excursion to the salt marshes
A colorful salt marsh on the edge of the Wadden Sea


Excursion to the salt marshes

Discover the colorful mosaic between land and sea on Neuwerk

The salt marshes around Neuwerk offer a unique nature experience for anyone who wants to discover the fascinating diversity of this ecosystem. These special landscapes are known not only for their colorful flora, but also for their rich fauna, which finds an important habitat here. The salt marshes of Neuwerk are characterized by a colorful mosaic of plants that have adapted to life in saline soils, such as Queller, beach wormwood and beach aster.

The salt marshes are divided into distinct zones, each dominated by different plant communities. The pioneer zone forms the transition from mudflat to terrestrial vegetation; the lower salt marsh is dominated by purslane wedgewort, beach lilac, and beach aster, while the upper salt marsh contains beach carnation perennial vegetation. The salt marsh vegetation also provides habitat for numerous animal species, including many bird species that nest and breed here.

To help visitors understand the secrets of the salt marshes, the National Park House offers guided tours of the salt marshes. Participants can get to know the different plant and animal species and learn a lot of interesting facts about the sensitive ecosystem. The experienced guides share their knowledge and show how the salt marshes have changed over time and what measures have been taken to renaturalize and preserve this unique habitat. For more information on the guided tours with dates and contact options, please visit our island experience page on the Neuwerk National Park House.

The excursion to the salt marshes is an unforgettable experience where you can get up close and personal with the extraordinary flora and fauna of this habitat. The guided tours offer an exciting and educational insight into the world of salt marshes and allow you to discover the beauty and fascination of this special landscape.

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Details on location, times, costs and target group as well as tips

  • The salt marshes are located in the eastern foreland of Neuwerk and extend along the coast.
  • From Hotel Nige Hus you can easily reach the salt marshes in a few minutes on foot or by bike.
  • The excursions are a rewarding nature experience throughout the season.
  • In spring and summer, the vegetation is particularly impressive.
  • The excursion is suitable for all nature and plant lovers, as well as for people who want to learn more about the ecology of the Wadden Sea.
  • Children and adults alike can benefit from this field trip and learn something new about the environment.
  • Trips to the salt marshes are free of charge.
  • Additional costs may apply for guided tours.
  • Wear weatherproof clothing and suitable footwear as the salt marshes can be damp and muddy in places.
  • Bring a camera to capture the stunning flora and fauna.
  • Be sure to be considerate of nesting birds and keep sufficient distance from their nests to avoid disturbance.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the salt marshes on Neuwerk and learn more about this unique habitat and its diverse inhabitants.

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